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of water. earl's powerful gusts and driving rains are now being felt in southeastern virginia and moving up the coast. we have complete coverage of hurricane earl. ron mott in north carolina, weather channel's mike seidel on long island, new york, nbc's michelle franzen in cape cod, still wounding what is going to happen there. let's begin with nbc meteorologist bill karins come have been worse but still some problems, bill? >> yeah, tell you, we had a category 4 at this time yesterday and very fearful what was going to happen in the carolinas and eventually up in cape cod. the storm weakened a little bit more than expected yesterday afternoon and evening that set the stage for the damage that miner in the eastern carolinas much the storm is continuing to pass to the north-northeast, wait for the new advisory from the hurricane center, later than kip cal with it. 11:00 advisory, usually a couple minutes early. actually, we just heard just came in, now down to a category 1 intensity. the weakening trend has continued with this storm. that shouldn't be a big surprise. we haven't
have come out here and donated services to move her stuff. j.k. moving and storage out of virginia and also had people come up and say, we want to give you a job and some place to live. people have come up to her on the street and given her money. what was a very sad situation has definitely turned around here in northwest washington. back to you in the studio. >> really good to hear, especially seeing all that stuff that was on the streets, you were saying, is what makes this truly different. a staggering amount there. thank you. >>> developing news for you right now, eight city officials from bell, california, expected to be arraigned on corruption charges. just minutes from now that guy paying himself hundreds of thousands of dollars. . >>> i'm nattily morales at the san jose mine in chile. this week, new hopes as progress is being made in their rescue. a live report coming up. [ female announcer ] food myth #9. [ woman ] chopping and peeling can be kinda relaxing at the end of the day. [ female announcer ] relaxing for who? try new market creations from lean cuisine. the new st
, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to work tomorrow, delaware and coastal new jersey and then we take that wind field up into virginia on friday evening. the worst of it is out to sea, but it's still going to put on quite a show in the outer banks and there in cape cod. >> and as you say, 125-mile-per-hour winds is nothing to take lightly. >> there will be damage done from this storm. >> earl's impact expected in north carolina late tonight as we're hearing from bill. thousands are evacuating from the coast, forced to forego their weekend plans as we head i
northeastwards towards the north carolina, virginia border including sounds and always evacuation ordered here for ocracoke and visitors on hatteras island and people here are keeping close eye on the path of the storm. >> i think everybody's concerned. you know, the storm is coming and it's big enough. if it gets a little farther west, hey, we could have some problems. >> it's just another storm. he said 20 years ago it was like that. so maybe we'll get lucky. >> but, tamron, the thing is you don't even need this to make landfall. hurricane force winds stretch out 90 miles from the center and tropical storm extend 200 miles from the center. we could still feel significant impacts. >> we just got a picture of president obama in a briefing with fema administrator craig fugate and they were talking about preparations being made in advance of hurricane earl. so, obviously, this storm is being discussed at the highest level at the white house as a precaution. >> and i actually spoke with craig fugate this morning on "wake up with al" this morning and i was very impress woued wi me. he said all the
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carolina to virginia. it could come closest to chatham and nantucket where tourists and residents are wondering how bad it's going to get. >> we're on our way to buy flashlights right this second. >> i'm not worried. we are going to stay. we have followed the instructions in the paper and made preparations to shelter in place. >> this is surf right now in along the coastline. maryland is a long along the western side of the storm's path. i understand life guards are up and down the beaches of the coast coast now telling people they should avoid being in the water or staying in front of the life guard situation and not out far. that's the reason why. we always see it when a hurricane is coming on shore. you see somebody out further in the water. the surfers love to take advantage of the big waves. let's go to stephanie abrams from the weather channel. she's down in north carolina now. the surf there is incredible as well. it looks like it's getting darker. >> reporter: yeah. the surf is kicking up a lot here. we have a kite boarder. he's been going all morning long. he's the only p
is talking about health care in virginia, hoping to drum up a little support for a new plan six months after he signed it. here is the live picture right now, a backyard discussion in falls church, virginia. let's listen to the president. >> -- somebody who helped to champion the kinds of reforms and patients' rights we'll talk about here today, congressman jim moran is here. thank you so much, jim. [ applause ] and falls church mayor nade nader baruk i was just mentioning baruk means blessings in hebrew, one who is blessed and barack means the same thing so he and i, we're right there. and i know he feels blessed to be the mayor of this wonderful town. you know, when i came into office, obviously we were confronted with an historic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the great depression. we had lost 4 million jobs in the six months before i was sworn in, and we've lost almost 800,000 the month i was sworn in. obviously, the economy has been uppermost on our minds and i had to take a series of steps very quickly to make sure that we prevented the country from going into a second great
. now, any minute we're expecting him to talk about the economy in richmond, virginia. we will have that live when it happens. but true to recent and presidential campaign form, earlier today, he met with a family in des moines before holding another backyard gathering with their neighbors. and he went after the republicans as well as their pledge to america. >> you can't say you want to balance the budget, deal with our deficit, invest in our kids, and have a $700 billion tax cut that affects only 2% of the population. >> these events may be having an impact leading up to the november midterms. look at this. asked which party should control congress, 46% said republican. 43% said democrats. that's a six-point gain for democrats since august. cynthia tucker is with the "atlanta journal and constitution." it's good to see you. >> good afternoon, chris. >> were the rumors of a gop landslide in november premature? >> well, i think those polls were quite early and they -- they highlighted the most engaged voters, the angriest voters, the voters most likely at that point to turn out in t
-minute interventions last night to stop the state of virginia from executing teresa lewis so lewis who was convicted of hiring hitmen to kill her husband and stepson was pronounced dead. her case has sparked international outrage because lewis' attorney argued she wasn't capable of masterminding these murders. here is how one described teresa's final moments. >> when she was led to the gurney became visibly more nervous and upset and when she laid down the corrections officer the closest to her head was actually tapping the top of her shoulders to try and calm her, it seemed. >> maria is with the "washington post" and also a media witness at that execution and joins us now by the telephone. explain who else was in attendance for this. were there any family members for lewis there? >> well, no, the family members of teresa lewis are not allowed to the executions in virginia. there were media and civilian witnesses and her lawyer and her chaplain. there is another room where family members of the victims can gather. we couldn't see that room, but we understood that the daughter and sister of her victi
-state tour with stops in two more key states. iowa and virginia. mike viqueira is traveling with the president and joins us from des moines and, mike, we have seen him return to this very successful campaign mode that he used to get elected president and he's focusing on youth. talk a little bit about the strategy here. >> well, it's very quite obvious and the president has explicitly stated along with joe biden. chris, the day after the scolding came the pleading from president obama. he and the vice president the day before yesterday told the base stop, stop whining you have to buck up or everything you worked so hard for will go down the tubes. last night really trying to create that campaign air. it was a dnc event. completely political on the campus of university of wisconsin. the official estimate and you got to believe the obama, the obama administration and the democratic party got the picture that they wanted out there with all those kids out there cheering. it was a full-on production. the whole nine yards. the dnc had sponsored some internet watch parties. they sa
there is from new jersey shore, maryland shore, a lot of areas of virginia kind of similar. not going to get a lot into the station, a day you don't want to be at the beach but not going to cause a lot of destruction. rate dar, oranges and yellow, where the heaviest rain is most part, all offshore, where the strongest winds are, along the coast at 29, that is a 29-mile-an-hour wind gust. virginia beach in the 40s and 50s, now down to 32678 the worst of the weather will pull off of the north carolina and virginia coast the next couple of hours. the weather will slightly get worse from delaware northwards, long island at the jersey shore. later this afternoon, the heavy rain will move to cape cod, still where we have the hurricane warnings in effect. large waves are now arising out on long island and eventually up let me take you quickly through the winds. the wind are in orange, the tropical storm wind could clip new jersey anding on island at 4:00 this afternoon and move eastern through new england. any damage, any widespread power outage, really the only area a chance of doing that would be
voters in new mexico, wisconsin, iowa and virginia. >>> plus -- >> education is not just something that happens in school. we're doing this because it is essential to the well being of our future. >> education nation at nbc. we're taking on the toughest issues facing your kids' education today and throughout the week. >>> plus, sarah palin going dancing. did she get the star treatment? >>> and move over bed bugs. there's a new insect invasion, stink bugs. >>> good tuesday morning to you. i hope we didn't scare you off. i'm richard lui filling in for chris jansing on this day. hoping to energize voters that head to the polls five weeks from today. hit five states in two days beginning with a backyard discussion in new mexico. last night the last word with lawrence o'donnell vice president joe biden talked about the high stakes for his party. >> a lot of democrats who might have been thinking about doing exactly what a lot of republicans did. not show up and vote in the primary. well, this is a wake-up call to democrats. we have to show up and we have to make our case and focus on th
miles per hour. governors in north carolina, virginia, maryland, they've all declared state of emergency and people aren't just brushing this off any more. >> earl was a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> do you board up? >> i haven't yet, to this point. but this might be the first. >> either we'll leave beforehand and/or we won't drive in it. that's for sure. >> they think we're due for something. >> bill karins is tracking the storm's path and we're covering earl's impact with reports from north carolina and long island. but let's begin with al roker in kill devil hills, north carolina. al? >> right now hurricane earl is 345 miles away from the carolina shoreline. the outer banks here and we continue to monitor and right now rain bands only about 50 miles away, so we will be starting to feel the effects of hurricane earl rather shortly. you can see it's clouded up and the winds have picked up and the seas a lot rougher. it is just going to get worse. this system as it barrels towards us, we expect to see the rain by 2:00, 3:00 in t
donald of virginia. he said that no later than a week before she's scheduled to be killed, which is september 23rd, he will decide whether he's going to be granting her clemency but we're not sure what his decision is going to be on that. >> back to teresa and her mental capacity, she was tested and tell me a little bit more about what those tests revealed about her mental disability. >> she took two iq tests. one she scored a 73 and the other a 70. 70 and below is considered legally mentally disabled. she was ruled borderline functioning, the stage above intellectually disabled and therefore she can still be legally sentenced to death although it's very controversial. >> and the plot that she was convicted of was said to be because of insurance money, $250,000. but then you have this note that rotney fuller wrote before he committed suicide. from your report, that's not admissible. explain why. >> it is inadmissible because there's a limit to the kind of evidence that you can present before an appeals court after a sentence like this has already been handed down. and i spoke with ms. lewis' defen
has been holding meetings in his office in langley, virginia. as we reported earlier, key fbi team members from their rescue efforts and anti-coordinating terror team were stranded in monterey, california, where they were on a secret exercise, military exercise. >> right. >> against exactly this kind ofn event. >> andrea, let me interrupt for a second. can you tell us any more reports of a car bomb exploding outside the state department? >> reporter: i do not have coirmation of that. they did evacuate the state department, but we do not have confirmation at this moment about a car bomb outside the state department. >> andrea, thanks. i'm sorry to interrupt, but we're going to go back to jim miklaszewski at the pentagon. mik? >> reporter: i've got my eyes peeled here, katie. i don't see anything. but security forces in the area have just blared out over their loudspeakers to any pedestrians who are anywhere near the to take cover immediately. there was, as i said, earlier, an indication that another plane may have been hijacked and headed in this general direction. so far all we see
virginia he gathered in a back yard with a number of people who'd been adversely affected by the economy, by the healthcare law in particular. they talked about their trials and tribulations, but they also talked about obama administration policy that's have helped them. and that's the sort of thing the president is going to be emphasizing here. starting in albuquerque, gathering at someone's home, talking about the economy. obviously, that is the number one issue in the upcoming elections. then he travels to madison, wisconsin. more overtly political trip there. he'll hold a rally for the democratic national committee. and then on to des moines, iowa, where again he'll be gathering for sort of a small, semi-private gathering. of course, we will be there with cameras. where people are going to be talking about the economy. and then on to richmond, virginia, finally wrapping up on wednesday, with a similar event. and this is the sort -- this is the thing, alex. it's all tied together. the president trying to emphasize what we've heard many times in the past several weeks, that when he too
and were used in crimes last year were sold in just ten states, georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california, and arizona. now, there's a hearing today about the effort to remove wisconsin district attorney ken kratz from his post, under fire for sending racy text messages to five women. house majority leader steny hoyer not laughing about stephen colbert's testimony on friday. he called it an embarrassment and not appropriate. >>> tax cuts on hold, lawmakers will not vote to extend the bush era tax cuts until after the midterm elections. in an nbc news exclusive this morning, president obama insisted that those tax cuts be extended for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> what we need is tax cuts for the middle class who are struggling and if they get a tax cut, they're likely to spend it, which means that a small business is potentially going to get a customer and we're going to see job growth. so we can't spend $700 billion on a tax cut that is not going to spur job growth. >> republicans are demanding democrats schedule a vote to exten
's focused on the middle >>class? >> right. you mention that tomorrow he's goining to be going to virginia sitting at a family's kitchen table, talk about kitchen table issues, household budgets, things of that that nature and trying to highlight the efforts the president has made over the last 18 mountains to get the economy back on track but it all happens in a potical context where democrats, the president's party, of course, in serious trouble, and this is the curtain week now on the campaign season. we saw the president kick it off last monday, labor day, at tha rally in milwaukee where he gave that political stemwinder of a speech taking republicans to tack, by all accounts, experts say the republicans have a chance of winning a majority in the house, a better than even chance and perhaps can even win in the senate. we've seen the president now focusing on the economy. and the curtain coming up here as congress returns after a long august break. here it is the second week after labor day. and they're coming back only for about four weeks before they go back out on the campaign trail
's bring in doug wilder the former governor of virginia and former mayor of richmond. good morning. >> hi, alex. how are you? >> i'm well. thank you for asking. i hope you are too. let's get to what you heard the president say there. is that the kind of message he needs to deliver right now to energize voters? >> two things. first of all, the governor is not going to -- the president is not going to be on the ballot this november. and there is great favorabilitiy for him in many quarters particularly the group he spoke to last evening. what has to happen is that message has to be made so as the people who stood in lines and who waited and who wanted to see a change feel a resonation and need to see it makes a difference in their lives. the president is starting to say no we haven't done all we should do, the stimulus hasn't done all it should but we want to do more. to the extent that he makes that case that he needs to do more, wants to do more, and that he is not satisfied with where they are and where his administration is, and fastens that hope and that change with reality, addressing
, but are democrats eyeing the republican split as a way to gain back ground? we'll ask a former virginia governor, doug wilder. >>> and other reasons to swoon over pris william. he's flying high today. >>> be right back. after using rogaine for a while, i went to my stylist and she said hair was growing back... i was like, yes, this works... [ male announcer ] only rogaine is proven to regrow hair in 85% of guys. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. [ male announcer ] stop losing. start gaining. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. >>> good friday. i'm contessa brewer. here's what we're watching this hour. right now in waugs d.c., conservatives at the value the voters summit are taking a straw poll.
church, virginia. >> we are now actually able to provide some help to the american people. that will take effect tomorrow is the -- the most important patient's bill of rights that we've ever seen in our history. >> and so the president trying to keep it up. you're right, you reported he heads this afternoon to the united nations. he'll address the general assembly later today. it's an anti-poverty conference. >> thank you, mike. >>> speaking of health care reform, already big insurance companies, some of them, may be finding loopholes to skirt the new health care reform law. in fact, some major companies have decided to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with part of the new law. they could be doing this by thursday. joining me now is wendell potter, an insurance industry whistle-blower and a former insurance executive for signa. t it looks like some companies plan to halt the new child only policies in california, illinois, florida, connecticut, and elsewhere. as i mentioned, as early as thursday. did anyone see this coming? >> you know, i think probably no one saw i
in the virginia suburbs. he surrounded himself with people who have benefited from health care reform already. every bit the campaigner for a law that is still under Ñiattac. >> the issue of lifetime limits, that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. preexisting conditions for children, children who have preexisting conditions are going to be covered. if young people don't have health insurance through their employer, they can stay on their parents' health insurance up to the age of 26. >> now, if you want more details on what this health care plan can mean to you and what insurers are doing to get around this law, stay with us. >>> on capitol hill, there was star power today. that is actor kevin costner, back in front of congress talking about what he calls a slow and uncoordinated response to the bp oil spill. >> americans demand that this nightmare that continues to chase us into the 21st century be solved with real solutions. solutions that don't depend on dispersan dispersants, burning and public relations. what we don't need is a cosmetic show of force or a 500-page repor
of a nuclear attack in the past in the mountains of virginia not t far from washington by helicopter ride. any indication that the president may have to go to one of those facilities? >> reporter: we have not yet heard that, tom. i asked that question and the response was we're not going there, meaning responding to my question, not necessarily traveling there. but they obviously are on the highest state of alert. they understand the magnitude of this. they understand that the american people now are going to be waiting and watching for a response from washington, other than what the president gave in florida. as you might expect, even our most sophisticated communications 2001 era, it is stl extremely difficult trying to get any nds of information. the cell phones are down. many of the hard lines are down. but i've been assured by peoplo at the white house and at the pentagon that, in fact, they are in touch with each other and have the situation as under control best they can. but like all of us, they simply don't know yet who did this. >> tim, you talked about porter goss. obviously, the ca
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. we will leave from new mexico for wisconsin tonight and then iowa and virginia tomorrow. trying to get his democratic base fired up and energized to go to the polls. joe biden has the same idea, but he has tough love for the not so loyal left. those threatening to stay home in november. in new hampshire, he told democrats to stop bhining. then he talked to lawrence o'donnell on the last word. >> it's time to buck up here and understand we can make things better and continue to move forward. not yield the playing field to those folk who is are against everything that we stand for in terms of the initiatives we put forward. >> mike viquiera is in albuquerque, new mexico, traveling with the president. back yard chats of the new black. >> the president likes these venues and is in the land of enchantment to talk about education. he plans we are told to go after republicans and their pledge to america. of course republicans want to cut all funding back to 2008 levels and the administration and democrats said let's stop and look at the repercussions and law enforcement. from here he f
north to virginia. tourists are evacuating two islands near the outer banks because of hurricane earl. this is wrightsville, north carolina where they are bracing to see earl sometime tomorrow night and cape may, new jersey is on the right and we're going to watch for the impact there on saturday and again already those rip tide warnings, wave warnings up and down the eastern seaboard. we'll talk with the hurricane center coming up. >>> president obama is make acstatement about the mid east peace process in a few minutes. israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu will join the president. they've been meeting this morning about that peace process. we're keeping an eye on the white house and have that for you. >>> defense secretary robert gates says it will be up to history to decide whether the iraq war was worth it. this morning gates and vice president joe bidening marked the formal transition from the u.s. combat mission to a training and advisory role for the remaining 50,000 troops. >>> iraqi troops are taking lead responsibility for their country's security. we've kept a promise,
in fairfax, virginia. the president just wrapped up a meeting with la local family. the nicholas armstrong family. the president is now in the backyard outside hosting a discussion on the economy. about 30 families for the area are with the president to keep an year an eye on this event and bring you any development from it. >>> backed to the mixed signals there seems to be about whether republicans are willing to compromise on tax cuts for the middle class that president obama is pushing for. today a spokesman for the li senate's republican, mitch mcconnell says every senate republican will oppose the president's plan if the tax cuts don't include the wealthiest americans. this weekend john boehner said he would consider extending those tax cuts to the middle class, but his deputy is not backing that possible compromise. richard wolffe is an nbc political news analyst. richard, though it's not just republicans showing mixed signals, y have house democrats reds districts who are also apparentlyconcerned. >> reporter: right. well this is all about appearing like you're in tune with the mid
the carolinas up through virginia and the eastern shore, all the way up to nye city and getting into new england as well. we'll deal with this for at least the next 24 to 36 hours as the whole mess works up the coast. there could be severe weather in there as well. still under a tornado warning in the area. also as we head to southeast pennsylvania. we've had tornado warnings. we'll keep you updated from here. the rain may have stopped, but the wind is starting to blow a little bit. we're still not out of the woods yet. >> north of where jeff is now, a tornado watch has been issued for delaware, northeast maryland, and southeast pennsylvania. that's in effect until 7:00 tonight. mara is in bound brook, new jersey. doesn't look too bad. >> reporter: you can see it's dry. the water levels are normal still. this is expected to get on the move later, and then it's really going to reek havoc on the area. this area is expected to get two to four inches of rain tonight and overnight. that is more rain than the state of new jersey got for the entire month of august. they're also expecting high winds. ce
, the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park, adjacent toground zero. throughout the morning, as has become tradition, victims of moments l be read and of silence will be marked when each plane hit and each tower fell. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama, along with former first lady, laura bush, attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who foughback. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward,here remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial
a month ago a judge in virginia declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by that state, making similar claims that the obama health care plan requirement is unconstitutional. the judge wasn't clear about which parts. it's more than he wuntd clear. he just declined to say which parts of the case he would throw out. this case in florida makes two claims. the constitutional claim, and then they also say that the state should not have to pay additional medicaid costs. that it's unconstitutional to require them to come up with the money for the program. he didn't say which parts he'll throw out. the fact that he'll let the case continue is another tactical victory for critics of the plan. >> thank you very much, pete williams. again, that ruling from the judge is expected october 14th. thank you, pete. >>> and right now hurricane igor is pushing across the atlantic on a track that could take it directly to bermuda. igor is expected to remain a dangerous category 4 hurricane through thursday before it reaches the bahamas this weekend. then forecasters believe it will downgrade it to a cat 2. julia
republican house lawmakers are at the tart lumber company in sterling, virginia. they'll roll out the pledge and talk to small business owners. luke russert is on capitol hill for us and, luke, give us the thumbnail sketch here. what is in this pledge? >> the pledge has to deal with five other areas. it has to deal with jobs, the economy, reforming congress and congress spending national security and some of the specific things you'll see in this pledge from the republicans today, they'll rule out the following. they want to reduce government spending and go back to 2008 levels that has to do with national security. they want to repeal the national health care law and mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac and they want to make the bush tax cuts permanent. those are some of the main facefa facets and president obama is coming on stage right now and we'll hear from him and his national security speech. >> the president, when you recall when he first went before this world stage basically said to folks there that he knows that there are a lot of expectations accompanying my presidency. let
this huge coverage of this woman who is stoned to death and this virginia woman who used money to kill her son and st stepson. completely focus on this woman in iran, but they don't talk about her. he loves to talk about these double standards. at the yoou.n., he said capital is facing defeat and there has to be an undemocratic decision making. it is a taste of what is to come for his u.n. general assembly speech on thursday. >> a few nations in the west is over. >> and he always goes on about this, just before he left iran he said the future belongs to iran, although iran doesn't want to build a nuclear weapon. he cekept going on about the future belongs to iran. we don't know exactly what he's talking about. >> good to have you here and we'll continue to talk about this as the general assembly meeting continues this week in new york. >>> a frightening accident at an auto race in brazil. look at this. wow, more than 100 people were hurt when a set of bleaches collapses. six people rushed to the hospital and two in serious condition but look at the damage there. local officials are trying
, virginia, told us that she considers sal to be a hero, but she in no uncertain terms said she doesn't want him to deploy, again, to afghanistan after two deployments. she said, i want him to come home every day. >> mik, thanks so much again. that's at 12:30 eastern time we will get to hear from him. that will do it for me, i'm chris jansing. tune in at 3:00 p.m. eastern time, denzel washington will be on the showshow. takes on one of america's biggest challenges, look who's here, tamron hall. >> you mentioned denzel washington and i show up. >> she's here. you want to do the 3:00 show, instead. >> i would love to, but i'm headed to texas. i'm here for the next hour on msnbc. christine odonel is the sixth tea party candidate to win the primary, what impact on moderate republicans and should democrats really be rejoicing about o'donnell's victory. we'll talk with the leader of the tea party movement to find out who they are putting on notice this morning. >>> and senate majority leader harry reid is putting reform and a repeal of the america's don't ask, don't tell into a new defense bill. w
canceled some services to richmond, virginia and washington, d.c. ferry operators ares about warning customers that there could be service interruptions there, so certainly if you're planning to travel by train or ferry, you want to check ahead before you get to the stations, at the top of the hour, we'll have the latest forecast on the storm, plus a look at how the federal government is responding. alex witt talks to the director of fema. >>> sometimes when covering events like a hurricane, we just see the darnest thing, like this scene from kill devil hills, north carolina, a guy in a gorilla suit, carrying a surf board, i thought it seemed like a drowning waiting to happen, but apparently nobody saw him actually get into the water, just jogging past the camera to get a little attention, and it worked. >>> a maryland man managed to catch an 8-foot long shark. willie dean, the guy who captured the fish was actually trying to get a stingray. this is a bull shark. national geographic says it's one of the most dangerous sharks in the world, and here a guy that's got his mouth pulled op
waves off virginia beach. 10-foot waves from the jersey shore and 13 off of montauk. very rare to get waves like that. violent atlantic. as far as the windshield goes, worse for cape cod, it arrives about 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the highest winds around 10:00 to midnight but, contessa, like in the weather community we call storms underachievers or overachievers. >> what about the canadian provinces? expected to see a hurricane? >> going to be in a stage of a tropical system more like a nor'easter type storm and could see power outages but probably more in nova scotia than anywhere in the u.s. >> thanks for that. i appreciate that. by the way, if you're riding out the storm, where you live, we'd like to see your photos and video. be careful getting it, as always. upload them at firstperson@ms n nbc.com. you can put it on facebook or twit pick. let me see what you're seeing. by the way, if you're out west or somewhere beautiful and want to show me that, i'd like to see it. stay with msnbc throughout the day for the complete coverage. we head north and people that live on cape cod are waiti
this filibuster. there's also a possibility that jim webb of virginia may not vote this guard because he has problems with the don't ask, don't tell legislation not having a thorough review done by the pentagon. those are the issues that democrats are finding now that could explain one reason for the delay. maybe there's a last stitch effort here at the last minute. quite simply, we don't know the specifics at this time. >> i know you'll keep us posted if you get any news on what is going on there, if a deal is in the works. luke russert live on capitol hill. joining me now is alex nicholson, discharged from the army in 2002, under don't ask, don't tell. he's executive director of service members united, one of the nation's largest groups for gay and lesbian groups. thank you for joining me. >> thank you for having me, tamron. >> i understand your concern on hour harry reid set up the bill, you believe he set it up for failure. why? >> this is an unusual way he's chosen to proceed. if susan collins is not on board, you know something is going wrong. susan collins voted for the bill in commit
there is familiar with the d.c. area but virginia avenue has been closed between 21 and 25th street because of some flooding and some other streets around here, as well. again, i'm on connecticut avenue, if you go that way, it's headed towards the city itself and there are some underpasses here like behind me where connecticut avenue drops down behind dupont circle and it's in the underpasses where oftentimes you get a lot of the water ponding and sometimes those have to be closed. so far so good as far as that is concerned. but we still have this whole day to go through. as you mentioned, we're under a flash flood warning and a tornado watch, as well. it's just a bad day. hopefully tomorrow things will start to clear up. tamron? >> jeff, thank you very much. >>> now to south carolina, coastal flood warnings are in effect and a high surf advisory also has been issued. the weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is standing by in north myrtle beach, your shot does not look nearly as bad as jeff's in washington, d.c., but i know it's a rough one coming there. >> yeah, we've had a couple very wet da
were active in social justice. >>> american hiker air virginia sarah shourd is expressing thanks today after meeting with president mahmoud ahmadinejad. after a ten-month wait shourd and her mother spoke with ahmadinejad to ask for her fiance and close friend to be released. >> it is a good feeling for me to tell him my story directly. i'm thankful for this and hopeful it will make a difference for shane and josh. >> recipient of the congressional medal of honor, colonel jack jacobs is joining me this morning. good morning. listening to sarah talk about her experience, i have tremendous admiration for her because she spin this is so eloquently politely and respectfully when many other people would be willing to slam what happened to her. >> yeah, evidently that's the kind of person she is. of course, in dealing with an entity like iran and somebody like ahmadinejad, sometimes if you are a little more polite than you otherwise would be you point out what a bunch of idiots they are. >> she goes to speak with ahmadinejad pleading for the release of her fiance and friend. ahmadinejad said
. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania are paying tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. lower man families gathered at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. >> carl francis. >> chael a. -- >> reporter: as has now become tradition the names of victims were read one by one. the pain and emotions of that day still difficult to revisit nine years later. four moments of silence marked the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice preside joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden attended the fremony, along with city and state leaders and first responders. and again,in ceremonies continu here in new york and will throughout the day along side some of those rallies that will also be protesting the islamic center. tonight, alex, a tribute in light returns, another tradition. two beams of light illuminating the sky and symbolizing where towers once stood. >> a wonderful traditn that is ry poignant. many people look forward to it every year. as is the peeling of the bells behind you trthere. that is trinity churchr
much. >>> politico senior reporter joins me now from arming on the, virginia. ken, good morning. over the weekend some local politicia politicians, including new york congressman peter king, a republican, joined that protest against ground zero center. does this battle help or hurt either side of this political e divide? >> polls show that americans, as many as 70%, think that this mosque should not be located there, not necessary any that they don't think it hats a right to be located but rather that it's in bad taste. the issue is how do opponents of the mosque who tend to be republican or at least tmost of them, how do they use this in a way that doesn't offend the sensibility of many americans who see opponents and protests to the mosques an infringement on the freedom of right of religion. >> i want to read a little more of what general petraeus told the "wall street journal" about this koran burning by this minister in florida. it could endanger the overall effort. it is precisely the kind of action the taliban uses and could cause significant problems. not just here, be everyw
is a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in virginia as well as stabbings in ohio, but he's not been charged in those cases. if convicted on one of the charges in michigan, he faces life in prison with no parole. >>> a new offering at an ohio school is billing itself as junk food. it comes from a vending mcachin. not quite what you'd expect, though. mason high school just installed an all-carrot vending machine. he's bag of carrots costs 50 cents. with me the principal of mason high school in cincinnati. how much business do you think those machines are going to get? >> we don't know. it's causing a lot of buzz, that's for sure. >> i understand the machine was turned on friday. did you hear at all from the students ahead of this? i know it's sort of a two-month pilot machine. >> correct, it's a two-month pilot machine. we knew as early as may when they would come out and we would possibly be a part of this program. and, you know, now that the machine is in, it was about maybe an hour before the kids were actually buying these carrots. >> it's going to be a novelty, anyway, to be able
the victims. ceremoes in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,760 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning as has now become tradition, theim nam of victims will be read and four moments of silence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. the vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates ina wreath laying ceremony at the morial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, this remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were
with families in virginia to push the same message he tried to drive home during a news conference on friday. >> middle class, middle class families, middle class, middle class families, middle class families, middle class tax relief, middle class tax cut. middle class, middle class families, middle class families climb into the middle class. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the wte house. i think i'm pretty clear who the president is targeting here. what do you think? >> john boehner. it you're absolute right. it's the middle class, not uncommon for a president. remember president clinton's bridge to the 21st century? all about the mile class. the president talking time and timegain how he has cut taxes for the middle class. it all comes down to the election. this is the contempt which the president is speaking now. you saw him kick off the campaign season last labor day withthat stemwinder of a speech out in mock taking republicans to task and republicans now threateninthe democratic majorities certainly in the house, if not the senate. you're going to see this heightened rhetoric from no
to suburban virginia this afternoon to talk with families about the struggling economy. john harwood, hocnbc's chief whe house correspondent. when you lift tonight what austin golds by has to say and think about the new census number, 1 in 7 considers to be poor. >> reporter: it's a terrible picture, tamron. when you think about the realits and the president's been trying to condition americans to it saying there are no silver bullets new york quick fix. they enacted they're stimulus bill last year, it's had whatever efft it's had. even if you assume it's had a t beneficial effect on the economy, as the white house says we're going to be years digging out of the hole, trying to build a different kind of economy. you know, people are saving more, consumers aren't spending and that is what causes job growth to be so slow and everyone to be so pessimistic right now. >> and, john, talk to me about the president, he, of course, f for example with the tax cuts, wealthy versus middle class, saying republican were holding middle class hostage and boehne saying perhaps there's a compromise here. what
in virginia, watching it in dibelief. now it feels a bit like de ja vu. >> keep in mind that injured 1,00and the explosion happened in the garage in the basement. this was a direct hit on the dsection or upper section of the tower. potential for injuries and death much higher, plus the people on the planes. >> yes, if ey were hijacked and en route to another rr destination. b kerr joins us now. wherare you and what can you tell us? >> katie, goe morningt. i'm on the north lawnus at the white hoe. first thing weigooked for here in light of what's happened is whether there is any unusual activity outhere, whether there's an unusual police or seet service presence, people on the roof, that sort of thing. we don't see that as we speak. i did try to callhe the nationa security office here. as you know, the president is out of town. he is in florida. we're told he has been informed of this. i can tell you that the white house national security staff that remains here is in a senior-level meeting and we are hoping to hear from them as sn as postsible. but, katie, the reaction here to the pictures
that they have benefited from that this administration has done. then the president back to richmond, virginia, the following day on wednesday where he has another one of those events. so the focus on the economy and politics as the president heads into this week, alex. >> okay. clearly, the president and mike will be all over the map this week. mike, thanks so much. >> okay. >>> florida police found the abandon getaway car used in coral gables. the drivers took off in a red mustang belonging to a teller at the branch who was allegedly held hostage. the mustang was found blocks away from a bank. the burglars remain on the loose. >>> a suspect in a deadly shooting near new jersey's seton hall university is still at large today as the community mourns a 19-year-old sophomore who was killed. four others were injured when a gunman opened fire at an off campus party just after midnight on friday. the gunman tried to crash that party but was kicked out. he later returned with a gun and a grudge and opened fire into that crowd. >>> violence broke out in california overnight. this time at a birthday p
, former governor wilder of virginia. same thing. >> and bill clinton said essentially you got to stop saying this stuff is working. you know, this is a president with a really long list of legislative accomplishments. he clearly wants to get out and tout this stuff. the stimulus is entirely unpopular and not working. so carville, you know, the white house loves when they get suggestions from former clinton people on what to do, right? but i mean, carville says -- and i think he's got a point here, you've got to emphasize the fight and notes in low look in the rearview mirror here -- and not necessarily look in the rearview mirror here. >> and the president says the plan is working, focus, focus, focus. what about the message? >> they've got a message and it's not a placid time. the gulf oil spill probably set them back two to three months. that combined with their self-inflicted damage by dragging out the health care thing. there's also a sense of sort of like political a.d.d. at 1600. they lurch from topic to topic. there is no coherent strand. the thing you hear more than anything e
that they unveiled over here in suburban virginia last week was to replace and repeal health care. that's where this ground is going to be fought heading into november 2nd, election day. first we heard from the president. here's what he had to say. >> it's grounded in the same worn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires. cut the rules for wall street and the special interests and cut the middle class loose to fend for itself. that's not a prescription for a better future. it's an echo of a disastrous decade we can't afford to relive. >> so now the question is are enough americans listening to the president's message? and if you look at what experts are predicting for the result of those elections, they say that republicans could sweep to power at least in the house of representatives if not the senate. kevin mccarthy, one of those so-called young guns of the conference had this response to the president. >> as a result of the economically disastrous policies of the current administration, millions of americans are out of work today. and our children will be saddled with a d
going to be huge, alex. it was thursday when republicans gathered out in sterling, virginia, and they unveiled their pledge to america. not to say a contract with america. a lot of people, include something conservatives, criticized it as being light on the details. but the political reality is how much detail do they really need to vat this point. they're almost running a front-runner campaign. but now they have this manifesto to guard themselves against the charge of being the party of no. they want to repeal and replace health care. they want more small business deductions. they want a free spending in 2008 levels. today the communications director here posted a blog post pointing out that that would mean the cutting of many head start children from the head start program. some 3,000 correctional officers from federal facilities around the country. 2700 fbi agents and this morning, the president in his web address had the following to say about gop plans. >> it's grounded in the same warn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall
out and talking to americans. he's going to be at a backyard party in virginia focusing on his now 6-month-old health care plan even as americans are planning to overturn parts of it, should they take control of congress? little later he'll head here to new york and to the u.n. to outline his long-awaited policy on foreign aid. >>> he's also got a pretty big decision to make. who will replace the third of his top four economic advisors who's quitting. national economic council chair larry summers will soon be heading back to harvard and after the former budget director peter oorzag and christina romer both stepped down, that leaves just treasury secretary tim geithner. will the shakeup of this economic team lead to turmoil or is it an opportunity. i'm joined by john harwood and political writer for "the new york times." so, here we are, john, unemployment at 9.6% and voters look at the polls or go to your town hall and voters deeply unhappy with what's happening. summers was the chief arct tect of the stimulus plan and was this an opportunity for the president or is this turmoil? >>
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